The endocrine system is a complex group of glands that helps to control reproduction, metabolism, growth and development through substances called hormones. It also controls the way you respond to your surroundings and provides the proper amount of energy your body needs to function. Sometimes the glands of the endocrine system are impaired and can cause a hormone imbalance. This hormone imbalance (or endocrine disease/condition) can affect your health in many ways, and some endocrine system diseases/conditions are more serious than others.
Dr. Lucy Dey is a board-certified endocrinologist and a Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology (F.A.C.E.).
The endocrine system includes tissues and major endocrine glands including the pituitary, pineal, thyroid, parathyroid, thymus, adrenals, pancreas, ovaries and testes. Many other organs also secrete hormones--the kidney, heart, stomach, hypothalamus, brain, placenta as well as fat cells. These glands and tissues secrete hormones--body chemicals that profoundly affect every known physiological function.
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Dr, Lucy Dey
Diabetes, Endocrinology & Metabolism
Advanced Diabetes & Medical Weight Management Center